As a forward, I have searched the old forums and found a result with regard to my question below dating back to 2007 and it appears to have no change; I also watched the tutorial videos, and I found nothing that helps with this particular issue. We are currently evaluating products for rapid course development, and all others have been ruled out. RapidIntake is my last hope! (Note: I am currently using a trial version, so maybe the following functionality is available in the full version?)
I have a question concerning question pools (and how to simulate them in RapidIntake) and quiz randomization. Say, for example, I have 15 questions in 5 sections. I would like to create five question "pools" from which to draw questions for a final test. From those sections, I would like to require some number of questions from each be required on the final test; the questions drawn from each section should be random. I also want these required questions to be randomized together.
To put it into text:
- Section 1 will have one question, and that question is required.
- Section 2 will have two questions, and a single question is required.
- Section 3 will have three questions, and two questions are required.
- Section 4 will have four questions, and two questions are required.
- Section 5 will have five questions, and three questions are required.
The quiz will draw random questions from each section, and then randomize their order, such that it is possible to have a leading question from Section 5 be followed by a question from Section 2, which could be followed by a question from Section 4, and so on.
Is this currently possible in RapidIntake? Other similar programs have question pools, but lack the ability to randomize the questions on-the-fly, in the way that RapidIntake can. However, without question pools, we cannot have true randomization.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!